Students of an advanced or native level of English choose two academic subjects to study in a maximum class size of only eight students, taught by expert tutors. The course is taught at a level equivalent to first year of A-level / International Baccalaureate.
In addition to subject tutorials for 3 hours each day, students in London take part in study sessions and weekly projects.
Students choose two subjects to study for 1.5 hours each morning. Subjects are delivered by expert external tutors. Students must choose their subjects prior to arrival. Examples of the subjects:
- Advanced Mathematics
- English Literature
- IELTS Preparation
Group projects provide students with experience working towards the same academic goal with other students in a team setting. Students develop teamwork, management and communication skills, in preparation for higher education. Previous projects have included:
- UK Capital of Culture
Research, design and presentation are the key skills employed in this project. Working in groups, students research and market a UK city to be advertised to an international audience.
- Theatre Production
This project focuses on script-writing, directing and costume design. Students produce short plays and perform on stage in front of their peers.
- Technology Expo
Communication and innovation are developed through designing a new technologically based product. Students design and create an exhibition based on their market research to launch their ‘new & original’ product.
- Bucksmore Elections
Centred-round an election campaign, students produce manifestos, posters and give campaign speeches to their peers. The week’s project culminates with members of the winning party voted in as class president and vice-president.
For 45 minutes at the end of each morning, students are given time to complete reading, assignments and problem sets for their following days lessons. Students are supervised and assisted in this session by the Director of Studies.
All our tutors have a real passion for their subject as well as a wealth of teaching experience. Tutorial and seminar content is designed specifically by each tutor and is tailored to suit the ambitious students who attend our programmes.
Academic support outside the classroom is provided by the Course Director and a team of Counsellors who are on site 24 hours a day. Our residential staff are all very dedicated and committed to ensuring every student on the programme receives the highest possible level of academic, social and emotional support.